According to the Sacramento Bee, the hearing by the House Judiciary Committee’s immigration subcommittee was triggered by complaints from Nick Rodgers, president of the Denver police union, that Denver’s sanctuary city ordinance — which discourages officers from communicating with federal immigration authorities — is impeding efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
Jackson County Sheriff A.J. Louderback of Texas argued that sanctuary city policies make the process of detaining drug dealers who are illegal immigrants less efficient, and a lack of efficiency in law enforcement increases the likelihood that criminals wind up back on the streets.
The opioid consumers in America and their supporters on Capitol Hill and in the elite media have immediately gone into spin mode to downplay the correlation between the crime ridden sanctuary cities and drug use. After all, Americans love drugs, and they will do or say anything to get stoned.